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Professor Marcus Pembrey

Marcus Pembrey is Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Genetics at University College London's Institute of Child Health and was a consultant clinical geneticist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. A Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol he was director of genetics within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children for 1990-2005. He has been involved in epigenetic research from the 1980's, with a focus on transgenerational responses since the mid 1990's. Dr Doris Brothers

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Epigenetics Demystified
Saturday 22 November 2014

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...